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Nicholas Caporusso

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Education
Currently, Nicholas Caporusso is a Ph.D. Student enrolled in the XXIII PhD program in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at IMT - Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy.

In July 2004, he received a BS of Information Science (Magna cum Laude) from the University of Bari. His thesis “A Malossi alphabet interface for Deafblind people” was supervised by Prof. Fiorella De Rosis.

In March 2007, he obtained his Master of Information Science (Magna cum Laude) at the University of Bari, Italy. His thesis “Multimodal feedback for portable Brain-Computer Interface systems” was supervised by Prof. Maria Francesca Costabile (University of Bari) and Febo Cincotti (University "La Sapienza" - Rome).


Research interests

  • Human aspects of Computer Science and Engineering;
  • Human-Computer Interaction;
  • Mobile and wearable devices;
  • Non-conventional User Interfaces;
  • Assistive technologies;
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces;
  • Pervasive computing.


Scientific collaborations
He worked as a research collaborator at I.R.C.C.S. “Fondazione Santa Lucia” (Rome) in the European project MAIA (Non Invasive Brain Interaction with Robots - Mental Augmentation through Determination of Intended Action).

Prior to joining the Ph.D. program in Lucca, he was a research collaborator of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bari in the context of project DIPIS (sponsored by European Union), and he was a Ph.D. Student at the University of Bari (XXIII PhD Program in Computer Science). During his activity at the University of Bari, he has been tutor of the Computer Programming and and of the Computer Architecture courses in the Computer Science undergraduate program.

From March 2009, he is the director of the Scientific Committee of QIRIS, an association devoted to quality, innovation, research, instruction and safety.

From July 2009, he is a research collaborator of the Brain Computer Interfaces lab at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) - Agency for Science, Technology And Research (A*STAR) in Singapore.

He is (or was) involved within the following research projects and groups:

 

  • Distributed Production as Innovative System (DIPIS), in collaboration with the Information, Visualization, Usability (IVU) research group, University of Bari (Italy).
  • Multiple Access Input Assistant (MAIA), in collaboration with NeiLAB - I.R.C.C.S. “Fondazione Santa Lucia”, Rome (Italy);
  • Archeometric Analyses Organizer (ArcAn), in collaboration with Centro Interdipartimentale Laboratorio per la Diagnostica dei Beni Culturali, University of Bari (Italy);

 

 

Awards
In 2008, he was awarded with the "Best Master Thesis prize" by the Italian Association for Automatic Calculus (Associazione Italiana Calcolo Automatico A.I.C.A.) and Confindustria Servizi Innovativi e Tecnologici.

In 2009, his project "Produzione di un’innovazione tecnologica finalizzata a garantire l’inclusione sociale delle persone cieche e sordocieche" was awarded as one of the winner in the context of "Principi Attivi Regione Puglia".

 


Journal Papers (peer-reviewed)

 

 

  1. Nicholas Caporusso, Lusine Mkrtchyan, and Leonardo Badia, “A Multimodal Interface Device for Online Board Games Designed for Sight-Impaired People” in Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine, 2009. To be published.
  2. Febo Cincotti, Laura Kauhanen, Fabio Aloise, Tapio Palomäki, Nicholas Caporusso, Pasi Jylänki, Donatella Mattia, Fabio Babiloni, Gerolf Vanacker, Marnix Nuttin, Maria Grazia Marciani, and José del R. Millán. “Vibrotactile Feedback for Brain-Computer Interface Operation”, in Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, 2007. ID 48937, 12 pages, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI:10.1155/2007/48937. [Online] http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cin/2007/048937.pdf.

Conference Papers/Posters (peer reviewed)

 

 

  1. Nicholas Caporusso, "Personality-Aware Interfaces for Learning Applications” in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference of the Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS), 2009. To be published.
  2. Irene Lasorsa, Nicholas Caporusso, Oliviero Rinaldi, Leonardo la Pietra, Massimo Monturano, Sandra Lai, and Loredana Lunghi, "User Evaluation of Multifaceted Activity Monitoring System for Fall Prevention” in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the International Society for Posture & Gait Research, 2009. To be published.
  3. Nicholas Caporusso, Irene Lasorsa , Oliviero Rinaldi, and Leonardo la Pietra, "A Pervasive Solution for Risk Awareness in the context of Fall Prevention” in Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2009. DOI=10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5980. [Online] http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5191215&isnumber=5191145.
  4. Nicholas Caporusso, "Design of a Malossi Interface for Deafblind People” in Proceedings of the First Usability Professionals Association European regional conference (UPAEurope), 2008. [Online] http://www.upaeurope2008.org/m-materiali/Poster-UPAEurope2008-Caporusso.pdf.
  5. Nicholas Caporusso, Lusine Mkrtchyan, and Leonardo Badia, "Multimodal Network Board Games for Blind People" in Proceedings of the First Usability Professionals Association European regional conference (UPAEurope), 2008. [Online] http://www.upaeurope2008.org/m-materiali/Poster-UPAEurope2008-Mkrtchyan.pdf.
  6. Nicholas Caporusso, Lusine Mkrtchyan, and Leonardo Badia, "A Multimodal Network Board Game System for Blind People" in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL), 2008. DOI=10.1109/ISABEL.2008.4712592. [Online] http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4712592&isnumber=4712569.
  7. Nicholas Caporusso, "Selective Beam Discovery Techniques for VANETs" in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Mobile Technology, Applications and Systems (Mobility) 2008. Publisher pending. 4 pages.
  8. Nicholas Caporusso, "A Wearable Malossi Alphabet Interface for Deafblind People" in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) 2008. Pages 445-448, ISBN:1-978-60558-141-5. DOI=http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1385569.1385655. [Online] http://portal.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=1385655&type=pdf&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&CFID=48987006&CFTOKEN=90602753.
  9. Thomas Pederson, Antonio Piccinno, D. Surie, Carmelo Ardito, Nicholas Caporusso, L.-E. Janlert, "Framing the Next-Generation Desktop using Proximity and Human Perception", in ACM International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), 2008. [Online] http://www.itu.dk/people/tped/pubs/PedersonPiccinnoSurieArditoCaporussoJanlertCHI2008wsSubmitted.pdf.
  10. Fabio Aloise, Nicholas Caporusso, Donatella Mattia, Fabio Babiloni, Laura Kauhanen, José del R. Millàn, Marnix Nuttin, Maria Grazia Marciani, and Febo Cincotti, "Brain-Machine Interfaces through Control of Electroencephalographic Signals and Vibrotactile Feedback", in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 2007. [Online] ftp://ftp.idiap.ch/pub/reports/2007/millan_2007_hcii.pdf.
  11. Febo Cincotti, Laura Kauhanen, Fabio Aloise, Tapio Palomäki, Nicholas Caporusso, Pasi Jylänki, Fabio Babiloni, Gerolf Vanacker, Marnix Nuttin, Maria Grazia Marciani, José del R. Millán, D. Mattia "Preliminary Experimentation on Vibrotactile Feedback in the context of Mu-rhythm Based BCI", in Proceedings of 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2007. Pp. 4739 - 4742. doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2007.4353398. [Online] http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4353398&isnumber=4352185.
  12. Febo Cincotti, Laura Kauhanen, Fabio Aloise, Tapio Palomäki, Nicholas Caporusso, Pasi Jylänki, Donatella Mattia, Fabio Babiloni, Gerolf Vanacker, Marnix Nuttin, Maria Grazia Marciani, and José del R. Millán. "Vibrotactile Feedback in the context of Mu-rhythm Based BCI", in Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2007. [Online] ftp://ftp.idiap.ch/pub/reports/2007/millan_2007_embs.pdf.

Technical reports / Theses / Other

 

 

  1. Irene Lasorsa, Nicholas Caporusso (co-supervisor), "Fallarm: una soluzione tecnologicamente avanzata al problema delle cadute accidentali", in Advanced course in Hospital Risk Management, CINEAS - Milan (Italy)
  2. Febo Cincotti, Fabio Babiloni, Fabio Aloise, Alessandro Amadoro, Nicholas Caporusso, Laura Kauhanen, Tapio Palomäki, Marnix Nuttin, Gerolf Vanacker, Maria Grazia Marciani, and José del R. Millán. “Vibrotactile Feedback in the context of Mu-rhythm Based BCI”. November 05, 2006. International Workshop of the European IST Programme FET Project FP6-003758.

 

 

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Research Interest

 

  • Human aspects of Computer Science and Engineering;
  • Human-Computer Interaction;
  • Mobile and wearable devices;
  • Non-conventional User Interfaces;
  • Assistive technologies;
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces;
  • Pervasive computing.